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With my most recent shipment (yay for Dominion Intrigue!), my baby collection (compared to most of you whackos) has reached 125.

It feels significant mostly because it's a number that firmly triggers the deer in the headlights stare from the general population when you open up and unload all of that unabashed awesomeness on them. It's like they're standing at the bottom of Niagra Falls when the water is blocked and then allowed to flow again. Having lived with the collection and seeing it grow...all the daily nurturing, the pruning, the repotting, the fertilizing...I just don't get that appreciation and seemingly religious-experience of hearing something like that. It must be great for them.

Amen.
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I know when new people come into our group other members always make a point of telling them the size of my collection And as you say, people are in disbelief/aghast wow
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141 and holding steady!

This past weekend I was over at my neighbors' house for a 4th of July barbecue and it turned out that their nine-year-old son had a copy of Lost Cities. As we started to play I mentioned that I had fifty more games by the same designer. There was an awkward silence.
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I just went through and marked all of my expansions as owned, for a variety of reasons. It added 140 games to my collection. So my collection of EXPANSIONS is more than most people's entire collections.

I need help.
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Drew1365 wrote:
One third of your collection is Knizia?

Isn't that like . . . stalking?


Not at all!
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I'm at 186 and haven't really bought any new board games in a while. Infact, I should be trimming it down.
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Verkisto wrote:
I just went through and marked all of my expansions as owned, for a variety of reasons. It added 140 games to my collection. So my collection of EXPANSIONS is more than most people's entire collections.

I need help.
You have my address. I'll provide a home for the excess so you can feel better.
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Oh yeah, the OT...

I've been going through and examining my collect. I came to the realization I had more than enough Catan and Carcassone, so some of that will be going. I'm also trading off stuff that's only meh for me and those games I have that I might play if the mood strikes me.

I just wish shipping wasn't so darned expensive.
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Drew1365 wrote:
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141 and holding steady!

This past weekend I was over at my neighbors' house for a 4th of July barbecue and it turned out that their nine-year-old son had a copy of Lost Cities. As we started to play I mentioned that I had fifty more games by the same designer. There was an awkward silence.


One third of your collection is Knizia?

Isn't that like . . . stalking?
Speaking as somebody with 176 games, 72 of which are by Knizia...that sounds like "normal" to me, not like stalking.
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Drew1365 wrote:
One third of your collection is Knizia?

Isn't that like . . . stalking?

Only if you leave the heads of pastel camels in boiling water on his stove.
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locusshifter wrote:
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I know when new people come into our group other members always make a point of telling them the size of my collection And as you say, people are in disbelief/aghast wow


It is not about the size, it is about the quality (that's what my gf says anyway).

I only have 2. Steam (the limited edition) and Twilight Struggle
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We have been cutting way back this year. However, we just placed a small order that will push us over 1000. Now that's scary.
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Drew1365 wrote:
One third of your collection is Knizia?

Isn't that like . . . stalking?

Actually I'm kinda surprised it's only a third.
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I just passed 100 recently. It feels kind of strange. Whenever a non-gamer asks me how many games I own, I always try to dodge the question because I suspect the answer would blow their mind. What's funny is that those same people probably wouldn't think twice about someone having a CD or DVD collection numbering in the hundreds (thousands?).
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To the OP: Congrats!

I am at a loss for words.

I have just acquired my 25th game (still on its way to Brazil) and while there are still many games out there that I want, I can't imagine myself with over, I don't know, 40 games or so.
It seems too much. I'd definitely hesitate when asked how many games I own if I had 40 and my mind sort of went numb when trying to imagine owning over 1000 games. Wow.

Then again, I suppose these types of things just happen. Game libraries grow. Period.

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matthew.marquand wrote:
With my most recent shipment (yay for Dominion Intrigue!), my baby collection (compared to most of you whackos) has reached 125.


I wish I'd had the sanity to stop there...its so much easier to add them to the shelf than to take them away again...
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I live a mile from a friend with well over 2000 in his basement. It brings up the awkward issue of whether I actually need to ever buy any games myself.
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